If you were injured in an accident involving an ATV or recreational vehicle, call the Milwaukee injury attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. today. We can help investigate your claim and secure just compensation for your injuries.
In Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin, ATVs and RVs are popular and part of the lives of many residents of the state. There are many types of recreational vehicles, from pop-up campers to truck campers, hybrid trailers, teardrop trailers, travel trailers, on up to traveling homes with every possible amenity, and others. The various types of RVs are moving throughout Wisconsin throughout the spring, summer, and fall in high numbers. Unfortunately, these vehicles are often involved in serious or fatal road accidents.
Many RV drivers do not have extensive experience in operating a large, heavy vehicle, or an accurate concept of safe speed or stopping distance. A distracted driver, inexperienced driver, or an impaired RV driver is a danger to all others who share the roadway. Drivers who fail to safely operate an RV are responsible for many serious or fatal accidents occurring on the streets and highways in Wisconsin, whether speeding, driving too fast for road or weather conditions, or other unsafe driving conduct. These drivers must be held accountable for the injuries they have caused to innocent people.
If you or your loved one was injured in an RV accident, contact Cannon & Dunphy S.C. at once. Our personal injury lawyers are recognized as being among the most effective trial lawyers serving in the Milwaukee area and have recovered over $1 billion in damages since 1985. We offer a free case consultation – call now.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues warnings about the risk of ATVs and the number of deaths of children and adults associated with these popular vehicles. The statistics reveal that in a recent year, 590 people died in ATV accidents – 520 adults, and 70 children under 16. The highest number of deaths occurred between May and September.
The CPSC also reports there were more than 101,200 ATV injuries requiring emergency treatment in a recent year, 26% involving children under 16. The breakdown of the types of injuries reveals the most common injuries sustained in ATV accidents:
Wisconsin laws regulate ATV use and safety requirements for operators. To operate an ATV legally requires registering the vehicle, and all ATV operators on designated road routes must be at least 12, and have achieved a valid ATV safety certificate issued through a state agency. All ATV or UTV (utility task vehicle) operators under 18 are required to wear a helmet meeting state regulations. It is illegal to operate an ATV under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The limit is set at .08 percent blood alcohol concentration; however, an ATV operator can be arrested even with a BAC below .08 percent if the operator is nevertheless intoxicated. It can be illegal to operate an ATV on or around public roads.
After a serious injury in an accident with an RV or an ATV, it may be difficult to know how to move forward, who to contact, or what party is liable. The party responsible for an injury accident may be:
Every personal injury claim involving injuries sustained in an RV or ATV accident has unique facts. The extent of the injuries, whether a death occurred, the long-term impact upon the life of the victim or a family who lost a loved one, the costs of medical treatment, and a monetary value placed on personal losses such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life, are all part of the professional evaluation of your injury case performed by our legal team at Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
Connect with our trial lawyers to discuss your case. We are driven to perform for our clients and have recovered more $10 million or higher settlements than any other law firm in the state. We do not charge legal fees unless we are successful, and we offer a free case consultation. Call us now.